Academy Award® for Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1969)

Posted on Mon, 02/26/2024 - 15:24

On view in March 2024. 

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of The Walt Disney Company, The Walt Disney Family Museum is showcasing objects from the museum’s collection which highlight important moments in Walt’s career. These objects, which include recent acquisitions and fragile materials that have never been publicly displayed, and will rotate periodically throughout the year.

This Academy Award® was awarded posthumously to Walt Disney in 1969 for Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968). A sequel to Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966), this featurette was one of the final animated films produced by Walt prior to his death in 1966. The envelope and card announcing the winner of the Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons—a category now known as the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film—was delivered to presenter Tony Curtis by the animated character The Pink Panther. As director of the film, Disney Legend Wolfgang “Woolie” Reitherman (1909–1985) accepted the award, saying in his acceptance speech: “To us who have worked with Walt, this is a very special Oscar. And it’s a memorable moment in all of the moments we’ve all shared with Walt.” Walt Disney holds the record for most Academy Award nominations and won more Oscars than any other individual.